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UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H: Environmental Education

Burton 4-H Center

Outgoing Field Trips

Many groups take advantage of Burton 4-H Center's location and schedule a supplemental field trip for the return home.  Suggestions for various outgoing field trips are listed below.  Schools are responsible for planning and providing transportation to their outgoing field trip.

Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski personnel can provide a fascinating interpretive program followed by a chance to explore this historic Civil War structure.  There is no charge for school groups but a fee waiver must be submitted well in advance.  The form can be found at is a picnic area available.  Call (912) 786-5787 for further details and directions.

Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens

The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens consists of 51acres of enchanting gardens operated by the Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service.  A small fee is charged for admission to tour their gardens, lakes and historical buildings. A picnic area is available.  Call (912) 921-5460 for further details and directions.

Skidaway Marine Education Center & Aquarium

This University of Georgia oceanographic center features aquarium exhibits of marine life found in Georgia waters. A variety of exhibits on geological, archeological, botanical and zoological aspects of the Georgia coast are also available. Call (912) 598-2496 for directions.

Tybee Lighthouse

Featured as a stamp by the United States Post Office in the 2003 Southern Lighthouse Collection, Tybee Lighthouse has great historic and maritime value.  Groups can tour the lighthouse and grounds for a small fee.  Call (912) 786-5801 for further details and directions.

Dolphin Tours

Sail the waters off of Tybee Island in search of dolphins. Boat trips are informative and depart many times a day.
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours on Tybee Island,
Bull River Cruises on Wilmington Island,

Tybee Marine Science Center

The center features aquariums containing marine life found in local waters, a small library, a video room, and various displays.  Beach walks and seining classes are conducted daily. Call (912) 786-5917 for details and directions.

Other Suggestions

Groups can participate in river boat rides on Savannah River, carriage and trolley rides through historic Savannah, touring the Savannah Science Museum, and learning about the creatures at the Oatland Island Education Center,

Call or write the Savannah Visitors Center for more information:
Savannah Visitors Center
301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 944-0456